Carnegie Mellon University

Alcohol Event Registration form Frequently Asked Questions

All staff and faculty* who are on the exempt payroll are eligible to become Social Hosts. You must complete the Social Host Training session, offered monthly through Student Affairs, to become a Social Host. Please visit Social Host and Alcohol Event Registration Training to register for a training. After the initial Zoom training, you are required to complete an online refresher training annually to maintain your status as a Social Host. 

*Emeritus faculty must have a current appointment as a paid employee to be eligible to serve as a social host. Contingent workers, volunteers, visitors, non-exempt staff members, and exempt staff members with an appointment of less than six (6) months are not eligible to serve as a social host.

Security is required to be present when any students under the legal drinking age are expected or permitted to attend or when more than one hundred (100) guests are expected to attend. 

Security is also required for certain locations in order to make the location private or semi-private to ensure guest safety. Privacy is determined by the ability to control access to the area of the social activity and limit attendance to invited guests only.

Security for an event must be arranged directly with University Police. Please complete an Event Security Request which can be found on the University Police website.

A "Social Host" is a dean, department head, faculty member or staff member who is on the exempt payroll and takes personal responsibility for ensuring that alcoholic beverages are served only to those persons who are of legal age. Such responsibility may be assumed only after completing the Social Host and Alcohol Event Registration Training offered by Student Affairs. 

If you believe that you received this message in error, please email with the name and Andrew ID of the social host, along with the date they attended the Social Host and Alcohol Event Registration Training.

Yes, the form will time out after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Yes, the Jadu form saves each time a user clicks the Next or Previous buttons. After 15 minutes of inactivity, the form will time out. If the form times out, it can be continued from the most recent save point by returning to the sign-in page and clicking Resume.
If an event is recurring (all event details must remain the same), the Preparer selects “Yes” from Is this a recurring event? dropdown and indicates whether the event recurs "weekly at the same time and location", "monthly at the same time and location", or "on a custom schedule at the same time and location" from What is the recurrence of this event?. Events that occur at different times and locations require completion of additional AER forms.
Contact or call the Office of the Dean of Students at (412) 268-2075.